‘Green’, sustainable ECO buildings are becoming more prominent within today’s world of modern architecture and design concepts. Know as ‘high performance buildings’ they focus on energy saving efficiency, with reductions of running costs using solar, wind and bio-fuels to generate and store power. Further sustainable features many high performance buildings feature include rain water harvesting, along with self-sufficient water and sewage recycling systems.
Forward thinking companies across the world are pledging to reduce their carbon footprint, and help save the planet by building or refitting offices with the latest technological advances in sustainability. The office buildings shown in this infographic are amongst the most prominent high performance buildings already in existence. Each features energy saving qualities, with many of them have the capability of recycling their own water and sewage and the ability to harvest rainwater.
The One Angel Square, Manchester, includes an innovative method of reusing waste computer heat. the Crystal, London, is an all-electric smart building, while Powerhouse Kjørbo, Oslo, will generate sufficient wattage to off-set the total amount of energy used during its construction.
As the skyline of the world’s cities change we will begin to see an increase in high performance buildings that will be helping to save the planet during their design, construction and running costs. These sustainable buildings are not only considered to be the way forward, they are considered to have the capability of changing working attitudes within them.